DIY Wedding – 3 Tips to Help You Save

Due to Pinterest’s influence, the DIY wedding has become very popular. DIY weddings have a special kind of charm to them. Furthermore, because of the economy, a lot of people are seeking ways to save money.

Here are a few tips and tricks that we learned from my wedding of how to be a good steward of the Lord’s money.

 Use what you have available to you – this could be anything from materials to skills. We happened to have a lot of wood in our backyard. Since I got married in February, we used the woody and had a forest-y theme. See below for pictures. 

Also, use the skills that you have or that others have to create a unique wedding. For        example, my talented aunt made a FABULOUS hot chocolate bar for our wedding. We were blessed to have the resource of her skill. 

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All these photos (except for the invitation one) were taken by Haley Dennis of Haley Dennis Fine Art Photography! Love her work!

Make it yourself – this is the big compromise. It is not a compromise on cuteness or quality, but it is a compromise on time. We made our own invitations and programs. The invitation that we copied cost $5 on Etsy! And that wasn’t including the stamp! We figured that the total cost of our invitations was around $1.50. Much more affordable, but also much more time consuming. 

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Think outside of the box – I knew that having floral centerpieces would hike up the cost of flowers significantly. So I decided to use the wood from our backyard to make cupcake tiers for our centerpieces. We ended up with centerpieces that were not only functional, but phenomenal! (But I might be a little biased! 😉 )

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Hopefully those tips are helpful to those of you planning your own DIY wedding! 

Lastly, a big shout out to my family who was embossing envelopes, sawing centerpieces, and keeping me calm every step of the way. I love you!!

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